Film / Glitter

Glitter is a 2001 musical drama film starring Mariah Carey. The film centers around Billie Frank, a young woman who, after being raised in a foster home with her two best friends after her alcoholic mother leaves her, seeks to become one of the biggest musicians during the 1980's with some help from a local disc jockey named Dice after he sees her as a backup vocalist for another singer in the recording booth. Billie becomes famous instantly and she and Dice hook up, but the pressure of her newfound celebrity begins to put a strain on their relationship, which forces Billie to decide what she wants from Dice, and what she wants for herself.

The film was a commercial and critical flop. Produced on a $22 million budget, Glitter only made $5 million worldwide and its release date was pushed back a few weeks after Carey was hospitalized due to complete exhaustion, as well as the September 11th attacks. The film's soundtrack was also a commercial failure as well. It currently ranks among the IMDb Bottom 100 list and has a rating of 7% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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